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$1m to lock up tobacco video

Z Energy will spend up to $1 million installing the first 50 cigarette dispensers.

Some petrol stations are spending up large to stop the threat of robberies. Now Z Energy is preparing to lock away its tobacco.

Buzzed off about poisoned bees gallery

Peter Alexander, the chief executive of BeezThingz.

The sudden death of several backyard bee colonies in Auckland has left residents and beekeepers speculating as to what is the cause.

Bags are again the target

Sergeant Paul Devane is providing advice for ways of preventing handbags and personal possessions being snatched by ...

ON THE BEAT: In light of a growing trend in handbag snatches, it's timely to remind about personal security.

Singing music of worldly composers

Pakuranga Choral Society will be singing a varied programme of music compositions this Sunday, May 21, in Howick.

Pakuranga Choral Society to perform a diverse range of tunes by different music writers.

'Slumsville' owner told to pay

Lau has a long history of disputes with Auckland Council including unauthorised earthworks at an Otahuhu property that ...

Auckland developer faces a bill of $90K after erecting 8 temporary houses that flushed human waste into a stream.

Hornets putting the sting into Fox

The Howick Hornets' Gibson Popoal'i eludes Northcote Tigers' James Waterson in last Saturday's SAS Fox Memorial Auckland ...

 Howick's doing the business in rugby league premier grade, as Beachlands Maraetai create history in football's Chatham Cup.

Entertainment spectacular sweeps east

The best Elvis Aaron Presley impressionist in Australasia, New Zealand's Brendon Chase, will be in the building all ...

Burlesque, Elvis and music of an Exponents legend are all in the spotlight this weekend.

Medals, records for pool master

Dannemora Gardens retirement village couple Avila Judelson and John Trubnick have seen the world through swimming.

A retirement village resident won seven medals and broke three NZ swimming age-group records at the World Masters Games.

Cops cracking down on bag snatching gallery

Police across Auckland have recognised a slight spike in bag-snatching cases in recent months.

Police have launched a new operation to crack down on bag snatching offences across Auckland.

Children's stories take stage spotlight gallery

Howick Children's and Youth Theatre players are performing Alice in Wonderland.

A youth theatre's upcoming shows introduce favourite storybook characters to take audiences into wondrous lands.

Fencibles scoring goals and unbeaten

Sean Latimer is leading Fencibles' forward line superbly with Scott Booker and Lebon Balumba this season, with all three ...

It's been a stellar start to the football season for Fencibles Utd, with coach Daniel Rattray's side undefeated after eight rounds.

Famous Chinese musician to grace Howick stage

Min Gao playing the pipa at a special gala in Auckland last September.

Renowned pipa/lute player Min Gao will join other musicians in unique ensemble performance.

Asia-bound for top-notch education

Gibson Nevill, of Saint Kentigern College in East Auckland, has been awarded a prestigious United World College scholarship.

A high-achieving 15-year-old East Auckland student has won a prestigious scholarship to study in Hong Kong.

Enterprise is a real beauty

Bhaban Singh and Sinthia Kumar, of Ormiston Senior College, are creating their Beaute face masks for males for their ...

College returns to try to win this year's Young Enterprise Scheme with a product that challenges gender stereotypes.

Book teaches personal financial planning

Albert Kwok hopes his new book Making Your Denarius Count can help people manage their money more confidently.

Better understanding of individual money management is essential to everyone, an author of a new book says.

Surfing the wave of success gallery

Taylor, Hogan and Robbie Shrimpton each came away with medals at the 2017 national BP Surf Rescue IRB Championships.

Three siblings are medal-winning members of Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service, New Zealand's top surf life saving club.

Vault at music school still in use

A student became trapped in a vault at the Auckland Music Academy in Pakuranga, formerly the National Bank building.

A bank vault, a code-cracker and a music school: just an ordinary Sunday afternoon.

Man freed from bank vault

Fire crews have rescued someone trapped inside a bank vault.

A music student went into the vault - then the door automatically locked behind him.

Family rally to fight breast cancer

Attendees had a great time at the Pink Ribbon Breakfast, (back) Anna Maria Waterhouse, Helena Thomson, Padmani Karan, ...

A Flat Bush family staged a successful Pink Ribbon fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Foundation.

Body that of missing vet

John Prangley disappeared on April 13.

John Prangley was found dead in south-east Auckland, police confirm.

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